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GE and Suncor Energy announce new investments toward improving environmental performance in Alberta's oil sands
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
GE and Suncor Energy announced today the signing of two agreements which provide the opportunity for an investment of up to approximately $18 million. These agreements, involving other members from Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), are expected to enable the development of new technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water usage in the oil sands. read more »
Canadian oil sands economic impact highly overrated: poll
Friday, July 04, 2014
Most Canadians overvalue the contribution the oil sands industry make to the country’s economy, finding it hard to believe it only contributes 2% to Canada’s total Gross domestic Product (GDP), results of a recent poll published Friday show. read more »
Oil sands air emissions linked to serious health problems
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Just when the Canadian oil sands have passed with flying colours a test that showed no links between the industry and an increased cancer rate in adjacent aboriginal communities, a new study warns odours from these operations do cause health problems. read more »
Oilsands study confirms tailings found in groundwater, river
Thursday, February 20, 2014
New federal research confirms that Alberta’s oilsands are polluting ground water and seeping into the Athabasca River. The industry has maintained that toxic chemicals are contained safely in tailing ponds, but new research shows this isn’t the case. read more »
Peace River Oilsands Hearing: Engineer Says Vapours From Site
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Hearings have begun in northwestern Alberta about odours blamed on oilsands operations that have driven families off their land. Residents of two tiny communities near Peace River are concerned over the way Baytex Energy has operated its oilsands extraction process in the area. read more »
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